Bellmer Dolls

Bellmer Dolls

Bellmer Dolls are a New York-based Post-punk band. Named after the life-sized mannequins of German Surrealist Hans Bellmer, the group was founded in 2003 by Peter Mavrogeorgis just after finishing a 3 year stint as guitarist for Tav Falco's Panther Burns . The band's earliest incarnation featured fellow Tav Falco alumnus Douglas Hodges plus bassist Benjamin Cerf. The lineup changed just months after the band's inception, with Cerf being replaced by Anthony Malat, formerly of the bands Love Life, Universal Order of Armageddon, and The Great Unravelling. Hodges was soon after replaced by percussionist Daniel P. Sheerin.

Mavrogeorgis' past collaborations include Dame Darcy (Peter is aaccredited as producer and collaborator on "Dame Darcy's Greatest Hits", Bop Tart Records, 2005), Michael Gira's Angels of Light, Alice Texas (Peter is credited as guitarist in all published releases), and Jim Sclavunos' The Vanity Set (Peter is credited on all releases from the band's second album, "Little Stabs of Happiness", through to the latest EP single, "Sheep May Safely Graze".

A self-produced EP entitled "Never Sates Nor Palls" was released in late 2004. It includes early versions of the songs "The Diva", "There Is No Oblivion", and "Every Angel Is A Terror."

The CD-only EP was re-released by NY-based Dogprint Records, in a limited edition pressing(666 hand-numbered) which featured a gatefold-sleeve color reproduction of a painting by Polish-born artist Angelika Miodek.

The band's second EP, entitled "The Big Cats Will Throw Themselves Over" was recorded alongside producerJim Sclavunos, formerly of such luminaries as Sonic Youth, The Cramps, 8-Eyed Spy, and Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. Jim Sclavunos has produced gypsy punks Gogol Bordello and London-based garage rock revivalists The Horrors. The EP featured new recorded versions of "The Diva", "There Is No Oblivion", and "Every Angel Is A Terror", with additional tracks "Push! Push!", "L'Condition Humaine", and "Pictures".

After a brief European tour during November and December 0f 2006, the band returned to the studio with Jim Sclavunos to record their first full-length LP.

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